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Ever had a flat tire or dead battery, but didn't know how to fix it?  This Basic Automotive Maintenance class for women will not qualify you for a NASCAR pit crew, but you will get a clearer picture of what goes on under your car's hood.  Mary will pass along the knowledge she has gained from many years of experience in the automotive industry.  In a nonjudgmental atmosphere, learn the basics of how a car works; simple maintenance procedures that can help save you money, grief, and waiting around for a service technician to show up.  Learn the auto jargon and build confidence to perform your own light automotive maintenance.

Start date: 06/17/17

End date: 06/17/17

Tuition $39.00



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Ever had a flat tire or dead battery, but didn't know how to fix it?  This Basic Automotive Maintenance class for women will not qualify you for a NASCAR pit crew, but you will get a clearer picture of what goes on under your car's hood.  Mary will pass along the knowledge she has gained from many years of experience in the automotive industry.  In a nonjudgmental atmosphere, learn the basics of how a car works; simple maintenance procedures that can help save you money, grief, and waiting around for a service technician to show up.  Learn the auto jargon and build confidence to perform your own light automotive maintenance.

Start date: 08/26/17

End date: 08/26/17

Tuition $39.00



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Create a welcome refuge for butterflies on your property! Butterfly gardens are a beautiful and beneficial landscape improvement. Learn the critical aspects of how to create a plan, install  and maintain a successful garden to attract butterflies. Ed Gruenwald, Hartman Reserve’s Nature Center Director and representatives from the ISU Extension Master Gardeners Program, will share the ins and outs of this popular type of gardening.  

Start date: 06/04/17

End date: 06/18/17

Tuition $99.00



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Learn the elements of design and principles of composition from a published, award winning, Master Gardener! In this three session course, you will learn how to apply creative solutions for landscaping your home. Go beyond the typical foundation plantings of “three in a row and a pointy one on the end.”  Topics include low maintenance plantings, weed and pest control, and container gardening. From entry gardens to backyard entertaining areas, make your yard the envy of the neighborhood!  

Start date: 06/01/17

End date: 06/15/17

Tuition $99.00



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